When comedy meets horror it always makes an interesting watch. Over the years Netflix has served some of the most fascinating horror comedies that have made this one of the most sought-after genres in films. Moreover, for the soft-hearted who can’t stand the horror of horror films, this comedy horror genre makes a great getaway.
Have you already watched The Babysitter and He Never Died? Or even the forever-popular Little Evil? If not, then it’s already time to grab your popcorn and binge-watch some of the finest horror-comedy films of recent years. We have identified 5 Horror comedies to watch out for on Netflix. Have a look.
Secrets in the Hot Spring
Directed by Kuan-Hui Lin and released in July 2018 on Netflix, Secrets in the Hot spring won over the audience with its heartwarming and funny storyline with a dash of horror. The plot revolves around Three youngsters who meet by accident at a mysterious hot springs hotel. There, they fall into an unforgettable adventure. It starts off scary but soon turns funny when they have to try and save a family. Starring Chang Ting-hu, Hung Yan-siang, Lin He-Xuan, Kuo Shu-Yao, Law Kar-Ying, and Mimi Chu, Secrets in the Hot Spring makes for a delightful ghost comedy. Are you planning to watch it, if you haven’t already?
The Trip is a Norwegian horror comedy film starring Aksel Hennie and Noomi Rapace. It was directed by Tommy Wirkola, internationally released on October 15, 2021, and streaming on Netflix. The story is about, a husband and wife who are eager to end their marriage. They head to a remote cabin, under the guise of reconnecting but have the intention of killing each other. As the story unfolds, they soon find themselves facing an even bigger threat as fugitives take them captive.
A dark horror film accompanied by wits of humor at unexpected moments, it makes for an entertaining plot that is certainly thrilling to watch.
Vampires VS the Bronx
Vampires vs. the Bronx is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Oz Rodriguez. It has an engaging plot where a trio of friends discovers a sinister plot to destroy their neighborhood. They decide to band together to save their town from vampires. A witty and likable horror-comedy, the film manages to put a stake to the heart of some real issues that make it refreshing. Since the film has a smooth blend of horror with comedy, you can easily watch it tonight even with shut doors !!
This one can be said to be one of the forever popular on Netflix when it comes to the horror-comedy genre. Released in 2017, The Babysitter was directed by McG. The movie follows a lonely 12-year-old boy who falls in love with his babysitter only to discover that she is part of a satanic cult that wants to kill him. Sounds interesting, right? Well, it certainly is. A fun film with enough laughs and gores, the Babysitter is both funny as well as brutal, thus making the most of this genre. The movie also stars Samara Weaving, the niece of Elrond actor Hugo Weaving. In 2020, Netflix also released a sequel of this film titled, The Babysitter: Killer Queen.
Another of Netflix’s hits in this genre, Little Evil was released on September 1, 2017. It is an American supernatural horror comedy film written and directed by Eli Craig, and starring Adam Scott. In the film, Scott’s character marries Evangeline Lilly’s Samantha, soon after which he begins to suspect that Samantha’s son may, in fact, be the antichrist. Problems arise when he starts to believe that his 5-year-old stepson is the spawn of Satan.
A blend of horror and comedy, the direction, story, and performances all make it an interesting watch.
The above-listed movies are a must-watch on Netflix, especially if you are a fan of horror comedy you certainly can’t miss out on these.